Happy New Year!

Dear Members, Supporters, and Friends of YouthCO,

We are so fortunate to have the strong support of individuals and community partners, like you, who see value in sexual health and harm reduction education for young people. The work YouthCO does to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding HIV and Hepatitis C is an essential component towards achieving our collective goal of an AIDS-free generation.

This past year, YouthCO’s programming reached over 5000 youth, and we were thrilled to offer scholarships for the first time to four amazing young people living with HIV. Please help us end the year with a bang and consider making a final 2014 tax deductible donation here.

To show our appreciation I would like to invite you to Resolutions this Saturday January 3rd 2015 8pm at the lounge at Five Sixty, 560 Seymour Street. Big Roger Events is beginning the New Year in the spirit of giving by throwing a community appreciation event in support of YouthCO. For event details click here.

In 2015 we will continue to work in youth communities most affected by HIV and Hep C, and integrate advocacy, support, prevention and skills-building into all of our activities. By providing youth-driven opportunities we are supporting the next generation of resilient leaders.

With thanks, and wishing you a happy new year, 

 

Jesse Brown,

Executive Director

(on behalf of the entire YouthCO team!)


YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!